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Crown Ground (ATT 2,531) 10th August 2013 - Kick off 12:15 Ref: E Ilderton

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Accrington 2

P Murphy (48, 85)

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Portsmth 2

D Connolly (57, pen 79)

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Sky Bet League Two: Accrington Stanley and Portsmouth share 2-2 draw

Last Updated: 10/08/13 5:34pm

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Peter Murphy's brace rescued a point for Accrington as they shared a 2-2 draw with Portsmouth in their League Two clash at the Crown Ground.

Murphy equalised in the 85th minute for Stanley after giving the home side the lead early in the second half.

Pompey's strikeforce of Patrick Agyemang and David Connolly looked lively from the start. Agyemang had a low shot which was superbly saved by Ian Dunbavin in the Stanley goal on 40 minutes.

Accrington went ahead early in the second half when defender Murphy collected a pass from Danny Webber on the inside right and hit a curling cross into the far corner.

But Pompey equalised when Agyemang headed down for Connolly to fire in from eight yards out in the 57th minute.

Dunbavin then saved efforts from Romain Padovani and Andy Barcham as Pompey looked for the winner.

Portsmouth were given a penalty on 78 minutes when Agyemang was brought down with a shoulder charge before Connolly was also felled in the box.

And Connolly stepped up and fired into the bottom corner to give Pompey the lead.

But Stanley equalised five minutes from time when Murphy headed in from close range following a header across goal from Tom Aldred.

Portsmouth's Barcham then hit the post with a low, curling shot from inside the box and Dunbavin saved Jed Wallace's follow-up shot.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18